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  •  Hi Greg, Both you and Scott should be very proud of the type of business owners that you are! It was a pleasure to meet Scott in person when he brought the new bus to us. You go above and beyond when it comes to providing the best tours for travelers!! You definitely make sure we are taken care of, and put safety first.This was our first trip to Australia for Michael to look at Griffith university and study law there. As a single mother of two sons I can definitely tell you be proud of how warm and friendly the people are in your country, it put me at ease to know Michael would be taken care when he goes to college there in Feb 2012... and if things go well I may put in for a job at the gold coast hospital that will be opening in December 2012... I can tell you we would have lots of visitors and they would all be going on tours from sunset safari's..You have my permission to post our comments in your fans section...My very best to you from your two newest fans,Karen and Michael

 

  • Hi Harry, Here are the photos for the tour. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you for bringing this amazing experience to us. We totally enjoyed the trip and really hope that you could be our guide for our trip up to Fraser Island. Once again, thank you so much. You might find another bigger eater than me in the future tours.Cheers,Vincent

 

  • Dear Harry, Hello! I'm Chiharu. I'm Japanese. We went to Great Barrier Reef with your drive in September. I really appreciate because i had a good time and you are very funny man :D Now, I'm in Japan. I miss going to Australia. Aus is my love places. I want to go to Australia again.Thank you Harry! Nice to meet you!!! Sincerely,Chiharu

 

  • Hi Harry! How you going mate? I hope the tours are keeping you busy and you're keeping everyone entertained as usual! Sirisha and I are back in Toronto, we got back about a week ago. We're both still extremely jet lagged! We both just wanted to say that we had an amazing time on your tour. You're THE tour guide of all tour guides! I wanted to get two things from you if that's okay... Could you email me the under water pictures you took of Sirisha and I? Also, could I get your boss's email address? I want to let him know what a great time we had with you! Cheers,Amol 17 sept 2011

 

  • I have worked in a privilege banking service industry for almost 2 years and I have a very high standard towards service. Initially, I was skeptical about Harry's service and thought he would be the 'same' as everyone else. Soon, I was guilty by such thoughts as Harry's passion overwhelmed me and my friends. We have such a great time holidaying, laughing, joking while enjoying beautiful scenery and companionship. Harry is always positive, bubbly and cheerful, he encourages us to be confident in the water when we feel intimidated by our first diving attempt.He also recommended us to go for the enriching educational tour, which increase my understanding and appreciation towards Aborigines and the nature.I will definitely recommends Discovery 1770 to all my family, friends and school for the ultimate holiday experience.Thank you Harry for this wonderful unforgettable experience. I can't wait to write you this compliment email as soon as I'm back. Looking forward nemo-ing with you soon. Best Regards,Einsny P

 

  • it was a really great tour, I know nothing about Australia but by this tour, I got to see the major great nature in Gold Coast. it was really great and I will never forget. Lee J S

 

  • Really enjoyed the tour. The highlight was the natural bridge & rainforest. Very informative tour guide, I enjoyed learning about the different plants & trees etc - Tanks for a lovely time18/8/2011 -

 

  • Dear Barry, I had so much fun with your tour, thany you very much! You are very funny, kind, you gave us clear explanations and Fraser Island is such a lovely place! I'd definitely join your tour again. Thank you again, take care - Mari21/8/2011

 

  • Barry & Maxmillion - Thank you so much for the terrific weekend! You have gone above & beyond as our tour guide! Unforgettable trip - Back of the Bus21/8/2011 -

 

  • Thanks Barry for a very enjoyable trip to Fraser Island! It was entertaining as well as instructive (we learnt a lot!) Thanks for taking care of us so well (awesome driving skills by the) Thanks heaps again - Isabelle Faglin (from New Caledonia)18/8/2011

 

  • Fraser Island (3 Day Trip) (By Noemi, Mick, Damian, Philippa, Yasmin & Simon) - Barry was a fab guide. He was full of knowledge on the area (and also very helpful when asking about other areas on the East Creek, He was also fun and had a great character. We are very glad we did 3 days, not 2 as even in 3 days, it feels like a long time on the bus. If time allows we would suggest (if weather allws also) spending longer at places just to sit and relax eg at the lakes, the Creek and perphaps returning to the hotel a bit later. The trip is great, but Barry "The Island" Alder makes it fantastic! - love Lam "The Checked Shirt Gang"11/8/2011

 

  • - Thanks for leading us to great tour, including magnificent scene and great opportunity to get along with people from other countries. Generally, it may be one of the greatest trip 1 can remember. Thank you! - Fin Woo & Tae Seanj19/5/2011

 

  • - This was a very interestng and friendly tour. I will remember the pretty face kangaroos, the Natural Bridge, the killer trees, even the snake which can't be found in Paris. Bus this well thanks to Barry - Neia beouwonp Narie - Solonje

 

  • I had a great day, even in the terrible rain! Barry told us a lot and show us the kangeroos! The only tip i've got is maybe a little music in the bus. Thanks for a wonderful day - Joyce Dolmans from Maastricht, NL

 

  • It was a great experience. The Rainforest and Australia countryside are beautiful. It was so nice to see the wildlife in its own habitat. Thank you for sharing the beauty of Australia with us. -

 

  • Aloha from Hawaii - The whole experience was very good. The treetop walk and the rainforest cave was awesome. The two of you were great tour guides and nothing needs to be changed. Mahalo and Aloha from the Hawaii family 

 

  • I just had to send an email saying thank you for an unbelievable once in a life time tour to the great barrier reef! On July 4th, Harry Merkel picked us up at the holiday inn in brisbane, and the next three days were possibly the greatest of our (my girlfriend and I) lives. We were able to experience the scooteroo tour, welcoming accomodations, great meals, and scuba diving at the most scenic island and lagoon imaginable. But this tour would not have been possible without the superb character, determination, and thoughtfulness of our tour guide Harry. From the moment we were picked up, Harry spent the entire time ensuring the quality of our trip. He made the necessary arrangements for us to arrive at the scooteroo with just enough time to enjoy the adventure. Then waited for us to return before heading to dinner. He assisted with the scheduling and gearing of the scuba dives, then took multiple photographs for our memory bank. To top things off, nobody was interested in surfing the last day, so together we agreed to head into Bundaberg a little early where we enjoyed a visit to the rum factory and a wonderful lunch. My girlfriend, Christin, and I enjoyed numerous other tours on our travels throughout australia and new zealand. We never had a guide like Harry. I wish we would have had more time to attend the driving tour he talked about south of brisbane because I know it would have been spectacular. I am sure you get many emails both positive and negative about your tours, but I had to send my deepest thanks and know that your company will be highly recommended to any travelers I encounter. Thank you so much for some of the greatest memories AND A SPECIAL THANKS to Harry Merkel, it would not have been possible without you. Chad Mozden Chicago, IL

 

  • Faz cinco anos que estou na Austrália e já viajei bastante. Fui pra Fraser Island agora no fim de janeiro com a companhia de turismo Australian Sunset Safaris e adorei tudo, foi perfeito, tudo muito bem organizado!!! O ônibus é bem comfortável e o motorista sabe um pouco sobre tudo e é super alto- astral. Em dois dias conheci uma boa parte da praia e as outras atrações do lugar. Fiquei no hotel/backpacker Eurong, um lugar excelente, em um quarto bem grande pra quatro pessoas e fiquei supresa com o conforto, comparando com outras acomodações quando viajei pela Austrália. A comida do restaurante é de ótima qualidade também. E claro que não posso esquecer da balada! Tem um bar enorme com três áreas, uma aberta, a pista onde tem o bar e a parte da frente onde tem a piscina, foi uma noite muito legal, me diverti muito! Graças a Sunset Safaris minha viagem a Fraser Island foi uma experiência maravilhosa e sem preocupações, valeu muito a pena!

 

  • I’ve been in Australia for five years and have travelled around quite a bit. I went to Fraser Island at the end of January with the travel agency Australian Sunset Safaris and loved everything, it was perfect, everything was very organized!!! The bus is quite comfortable and the bus driver knows a little bit about everything and is really cool. In two days I was able to see a good part of the beach and the other stuff that there is to see around. I stayed at the hotel/backpacker Eurong, a great place, in a large bedroom for 4 people and was quite surprised by how comfortable it was comparing with other places when I travelled around Australia. The restaurant’s food is also of great quality. And of course I cannot forget to mention the party part! There is a massive bar with three areas, one open, the dancefloor where the bar is and the outside where the pool is. It was an awesome night, I had a lot of fun! Thanks to Sunset Safaris my trip to Fraser Island was a wonderful experience and I didn’t have to worry about anything, it was really worth it!  Now we are back home in the Uk after our marvellous 6 1/2 week holiday in Australia.

 

  • I thought that I ought to send you an email thanking you for our wonderful one-day 4WD Rainforest Tour out of Brisbane. It meant so much to my wife and I that you did not cancel the tour even though we were the only people on it that day (Sunday 17 April). We therefore benefitted from your individual attention throughout the trip, with your in-depth knowledge of the insects, birds animals and flowers. We loved the birds at O'Reillys, especially the King Parrots. Other hightlights included the Pretty-faced Wallabies and the drive along Duck Creek Road. We were particulary fascinated by the trap-door spiders that you were able to locate for us. Sadly, we weren't able to spot a platypus, which had always eluded us elsewhere in Australia -- even in Sydney's Taronga Zoo! (We did eventually see one, not in the wild, but at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane!. Your good company throughout the day made it really special for us, so many thanks again. You, and many other people that we met, showed us that Brisbane has shaken off the problems of the disastorous floods earlier in the year and is clearly "back in business". - Peter and Maggie Chappell - UK 

 

  • THANKS FOR AN ABSLUTLY WONDERFUL TIME! IT WAS GREAT FUN. I'LL NEVER FORGOT THE NIGHT AT THE BEACH - FENKE 14-4-11WE HAD A REALLY GOOD TIME.....WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE WITH AN AMAZING TOUR GUIDE AND GUYS. THANK YOU- JANINA EIMMERMACHER - HOLLAND (27/3/2011)

 

  • An adventure of a lifetime with memories that will last forever, thank you! x - Priannon Evans - 27/3/2011

 

  • Thank you. Thank you. Amazing and exciting trip!! I don't forget guide and wonderful place.- Yuna Yang (27/3/2011)

 

  • Thank you so much, wonderful trip of my Australia life!- Soo Yeun Oh - (27/3/2011)

 

  • Thank you very much. The best trip of my life ever.- Jim Lai - Hong Kong (27/3/2011)

 

  • A wonderful tour with lots of wonderful places and cool guys/guide.- Daniel Hennig - Holland (27/3/2011)

 

  • I had a great time in the past 3 days. The weather could have been better, but made new friends + a great experience. A beautiful place.- Yumemi Hirak - Japan (31/3/2011)

 

  • Amazing trip, special thank you to Lyndon - Great Fun- thanks! - Ilona Gilbert - Ukraine (31/3/2011) 

 

  • I had a kickass stay in fraser, even though the weather sucked, we had a good time with a cool tour guide - thanks! - Maria Trollvik - Norway (31/3/2011)  

 

  • Beautiful & love Fraser Island. I had a good time for 3 days, Missing all - Thanks- Hee Jung Kim - Korea (31/3/2011)

 

  • Had a great time - got the most out of 2 days, thx - Great food and accomodation too!Kerstin Stich - Germany (31/3/2011)

 

  • I had a wonderful time! I never forget. It's worth to come again! - Fraser Island 2-Day Tour- Yuma /Shanghai China (14th April 2011)   

 

  • We would like to thank you for a wonderful, fun filled 3 days! We saw more than we expected, and everything including the food to the rooms were awesome! We would like to also, give a huge thank you to our energetic tour guy Peter! Without him our journey wouldn't be the same - considering we came all the way from Canada!! Your 4WD vehicles, rocked, and the bumpy sandy road was all worth the experience!! Great music, and fun times on this weekends tour!! Thank you again, Love "The Canadians!!!!"- Marissa Puzzuoli (April 2010)

 

  • My name is Elizabeth and I recently just returned from a 3 day trip to the Great Barrier Reef (2nd April-4th April). Those three days were probably the most fun I\'ve had..ever! I am from America, studying abroad here in Australia. I wanted to do something fun and not too expensive and this trip was perfect! I met so many great people and there was never a dull moment. I would especially like to thank the tour guide, Mick (I think this is how his name is spelled). He was nice, friendly, full of energy, flexible and he was a lot of fun to talk to and hang out with. - Elizabeth Reynolds USA, April 2010

 

  • I just wanted to let you know that I had a fantastic time in Fraser!! The trip was amazing. We got to see and do so much. Peter was a great tour guide... so friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Thanks so much for an amazing experience. I will definitely tour with Sunset again!!- Jenna Kearns (April 2010)

 

  • I thought I knew how to throw a good party, then I met Elvis and Co and got taught a lesson on how to have a great time! There has never been a dull moment with you guys and I dont' think I've met a better bunch of blokes in my whole life. Keep it crazy Sunset Safaris, you guys rock! -Rob, Activities Officer EF College Brisbane (3-Day Fraser Tours)

 

  • I really enjoyed this tour. I have been on many in Australia, but this tour was the best tour, with the best Tour Guige Scott. I am so Happy, Thank you! :-)-Mi Kyoung, South Korea 

 

  • Just wanted to say a big thank you to Sunset Safaris and in particular our tour guide Billy who, despite some not so pleasant weather, Billy made our tour a most enjoyable experience and definitely one we won’t forget (Anna and I got engaged during the trip), thanks also for pointing us in the right direction for dinner - that Spaghetti Marinara was to die for. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, - Nick Moore

 

  • Dear Sunset Safaris......I would like to thank your team in particular our guide/driver Luke for ensuring we all had a great time on our trip to the Great Barrier Reef last week. I was travelling with two kids and they were never bored! no mean feat...well done Luke. Especially as they are not your normal clientell. thanks again and hope to travel with you again. -Toni Martin - Australia

 

  • That was the most incredible, exciting and breathtaking tour that I have ever made. Thanks guys from Sunset Safari. You are really the best tour organisation! Thank you!!!-Sarah, Berlin Germany

 

  • Love this trip, everything was fantastic! I will be back with my friends! Your Bus called Borat is very exciting in the sand.-Fumiko, Japan    

 

  • Hi Greg, HOORAY FOR HARRY-NEMO-WRANGLER!!!We're just back from our fabulous 3 day Great Barrier Reef experience, where our driver Harry aka "Nemo-Wrangler" was more of a Chauffeur/Concierge/Chef who showed us all a Great Aussie Good Time ... Australian kangaroos & Flying foxes enroute to 1770/Agnus Waters. We ate the freshest tropical fruits at breakfast and feasted on BBQ & Salads for dinner and Vegetarians were catered also for. Travelling with my three British nieces, we opted to upgrade to the 2 bedroom aircond apartment with kitchenette, paid TV, private balcony overlooking some rainforest and a short stroll to the beach forus to relax in just like a home away from home. There was some On board entertainment and even "something fishy" for everyone ... but then you'll have to take Harry's Bus trip to find out?!Thanks from us Parks :) 01/12/2011

 

  • Dear Sir, I would like to thank you for the good time me and my freind had at Fraser Island. We will never forget this tour, it was the most memorable experience. LOCA 17/11/2011

 

  • We wanted to say thank you to Dave for our fantastic tour of Fraser Island, he was brillant, informative and real fun. It was actually mine and my husband 10 year anniversary, what a perfect way to spend it. Thanks Dave - Julie Davidge

 

  • We had a great time on the trip to Lady Musgrave island, amazing place that is a must see with lots to do we really enjoyed the scuba diving and surfing lessons. We really enjoyed ourselfs and we thank you for making it such an amazing time. Heather & Jack England. 20/11/2011

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